Press release: 12.215-055/20

Number of persons employed in trade and in services increased in 2019

Vienna, 2020-04-03 – In 2019, the number of persons employed rose by 0.2% in trade and by 0.6% in services compared to 2018. According to calculations by Statistics Austria, hours worked by employees increased by 0.9% in trade and by 1.6% in services. Wages and salaries also increased by 3.6% for employees of trade enterprises and by 5.3% for employees in services enterprises.

Please note that employees were not measured in full time equivalents.

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